Moncharm | Tattinger Comtes de Champagne 2005
A critically acclaimed and refined champagne that is perfect to drink now or cellar for about 20 years according to Moncharm, the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2005 is a beautiful light gold champagne with aromas and flavors of lemon parfait, creamed apple, roasted hazelnut, flowers, candied grapefruit and zesty citrus, which ends in a buoyant finish of sweetness and minerality.
The House of Taittinger only came into existence in 1932, prior to which it was known as Forest-Fourneaux, founded by textile merchant Jacques Fourneaux. In 1820, the family partnered with Antoine Forest, giving birth to the previous name, and a brand that sold its produce under names other than the usual champagne (vins d’Aÿ, vins de Bouzy). Now known as one of the best champagnes in the world, Taittinger’s wines are not to be missed.
The Champagne region is best known for its sparkling white wine namesake, a beautifully complex drink with fresh and fruity characteristics. Characterized by chalk subsoil and cool temperatures which give the wine its distinct flavor and acidity, the most grown grapes here include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.